The Supreme Court of Virginia has extended the Judicial Emergency Order until May 17.

The Admissions Ceremony for newly licensed attorneys in Virginia will be held remotely.

Bar Council voting ends tonight, May 1, at midnight. Don't forget to vote!

The Bar seeks comment on removing the supervision component of the rule for military spouse bar members .

Lawyer compliance deadlines for annual dues and MCLE have been extended .

The 2020 VSB Annual Meeting scheduled for June 17-20 has been canceled .

Legal ethics issues to consider due to COVID-19.
Babak Bagheri effective April 24, 2020, license revoked.
Timothy Scott Carnes , effective April 28, 2020, license revoked. 
Daniel Francis Izzo , effective April 8, 2020, license suspended. 
Janice Lynn Redinger , effective April 7, 2020, public reprimand.
Rose Ann Palmer , effective March 10, 2020, public admonition. 

The MCLE requirements for 2020 have not been cancelled . Find answers to your COVID-related MCLE questions .

VSB Membership and MCLE services are operating with reduced capacity due to delays in mail processing and other extenuating circumstances related to the COVID-19 public health emergency. You may contact us by phone, (804) 775-0577, or email
Pro Bono / Access to Justice
If you find yourself with more free time during the COVID-19 pandemic, put your legal skills to good use! Virginia Legal Aid organizations and the VSB have compiled a variety of COVID-related pro bono opportunities for all lawyers here .

Also, if you are capable of speaking a second language and willing to put that skill to pro bono use, please add yourself to the YLC Second Language Database here .
Opportunities, Events & Awards
Doris Henderson Causey has won the 2020 VSB Diversity Conference Clarence M. Dunnaville Jr. Achievement Award .

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) is the largest federal emergency relief package in this country’s history. Learn more at this 2.0 hour CLE.

COVID CLEs from the Business Law Section:
Small Businesses and Subchapter V and the CARES Act (May 7, 12-1 p.m., 1.0 hour pending)

The Real Property Section CLE will be held May 8, 2020, as a webcast. It offers 6.0 Live-interactive MCLE Credits (1 Ethics).

The Virginia Lawyer Referral Service needs lawyers willing to take prescreened referrals relating to COVID law and other issues. It's free to join for lawyers new to the program.
Thank you to the lawyers, advertisers, and especially the Corporate Counsel section for making the April issue of Virginia Lawyer possible.

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You can find past issues of Virginia Lawyer online here .

Meeting Cancellations
All VSB in-person meetings through June 10, 2020, have been canceled . The status of all meetings will continue to be updated on the events page of the VSB website .

Stay connected to your Bar:
The VSB continues to provide essential services to Virginia’s lawyers and the public.
The VSB office at 1111 E. Main Street is closed to visitors. If you need to reach a staff person, please send an email or call the appropriate  contact person . Many of our staff are teleworking and responses may be delayed. Thank you for your understanding.

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